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    October 30, 2012
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morning." as daylight arrives on the west coast, much of the east coast is getting to see the full
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devastation of super storm sandy. the massive storm is blamed for at least 18 deaths at least 7.5 million utility customers have lost power in 16 states and washington, d.c. it is estimated that sandy has cause edd $10 to $20 billion in damage, making it one of the most expensive storms in america american history. financial markets are closed again because of the storm. here in new york city, the subway system could be closed for days because of historic flooding. our correspondents are on the ground across the east covering the impact of superstorm sandy. we begin our coverage in hard-hit new york city. president obama has just declared a state of emergency in new york and new jersey. jim axelrod is at battery park in manhattan, which was inundated with water. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. high tide has come here. at least in this part of battery park, the water is not threatening to come over the wall, which is at least one
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piece of good news in a city that is facing more than its share of trouble. superstorm sandy made landfall late monday. a wet and windy nightmare. >> we knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: actually, sandy exceeded them. around 9:00 pm the storm produced a record surge at battery park in manhattan, 14.88 feet breaching the sea wall and flooding the area. manhattan's waterfront seemed to disappear as the surge rushed over the wall. >> it's the unknown. it's the storm of the century. >> reporter: roads and cars were quickly covered, ground zero was en engulfed and across the harbor in brooklyn, so much flooding at coney island that emergency responders couldn't reach the area. the corrosive sea water headed underground to new york city's subways and tunnels. power was deliberately cut to
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6,500 customers in manhattan. but that's not why the sky line went dark. this is. explosion at a con edison plant. more than 250,000 people across the city lost power. new york university's hospital was one of them. doctors and patients were forced to leave late last night when backup generators there also failed. >> they are trying to move the stations as fast as possible. hopefully, we'll be able to evacuate them in a number of hours. >> reporter: also evacuated, several buildings surrounding this luxury high rise in midtown manhattan. a crane collapsed and has been dangling over the city ever since since. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> reporter: they're still trying to inspect the damage and anticipate any additional problems. >> we are seeing a large number of fires caused by downed wires and electrical problems related to outages. >> reporter: one of the biggest problems started late last night in queens. according to the fire department, more than 50 homes have been destroyed. con ed is the utility that
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provides power for the new york metropolitan area. last night at its height it said 670,000 customers were out of power. con ed spokesman says this is the single largest storm-related outage in its history. charlie, norah? >> incredible. jim axelrod, thank you. sandy has caused incredible damage along the entire new jersey coast. jeff glor is in atlantic city. good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning to you. sandy made lappedfall south of atlantic city 15 hours ago. in the last hour or so the skies have finally started to clear. as sandy whipped ashore with its multi-state strike power was cut to more than 7 million and floodwaters gushed into towns along the midatlantic. >> we had waves as high as the light poles along the boardwalk. >> reporter: dropping just below hurricane status before landfall. long before that it tore apart sections of the same boardwalk
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and flooded more than 80% of the city. late last night, emergency responders rescued dozens of evacuees. governor chris christie blamed atlantic city's mayor, who says didn't do enough to let people know they needed to leave. >> i hope and pray that there won't be any loss of life because of it. >> reporter: from sleepy beachside communities to the nation's capital and new england, sandy was unrelenting, bringing down everything from mammoth trees to utility poles. a coast guard rescue took place after the "hms bounty" sank. in allenhurst new jersey cbs news cameras captured waves crashing against a beachfront restaurant before the building collapsed. even houses on stilts no match. >> it's pretty bad. it's not over yet. so i don't know how much worse it's going to be. >> reporter: and there wasn't just rain. there was snow. whiteout conditions in some
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spots. sandy may be slowing down but the twin threat in the east from inundating rains and historic flooding is far from over. and there is more evidence of that in moonachie, new jersey this morning just outside new york city. rescues and evacuations have been under way today after that city was flooded. charlie, norah? >> thank you. farther south, hurricane force winds pounded ocean city maryland, for most of the day and night. chip reid covered the storm in ocean city and is there now. chip chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. you can see behind me what was a ferocious surf the past couple of days has calmed down quite a bit as the storm has move ed tod to the north and inland. that doesn't mean that the storm is completely over. officials here in ocean city, maryland, have said all along that their biggest worry is flooding. the streets of ocean city maryland, last night looked like small, swollen rivers strewn
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with debris and surging toward the center of this narrow barrier island that is now nearly deserted. city officials say the vast majority of people here heeded their warnings and left town. they say that's the key reason no one has been killed or seriously injured here by hurricane sandy. earlier in the day, it was easy to see why officials were so worried and why they issued a mandatory evacuation order for the city's low-lying neighborhoods. some homes on the bay appeared to be on the verge of collapsing into the water and on the beach side of the island the surf was ferocious. flooding was also severe farther up the coast in rehoboth, delaware. marine docks were under water and downtown was deserted. along the chesapeake bay, communities like crisfield were evacuated due to extreme flooding. residents there said it was the worst they had ever seen. at this moment police and city officials are checking on the damage and assessing the
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condition of people who decided to ride out this storm. charlie and norah? >> chip reid thanks. as sandy reached inland, it ran into a cold front over the appalachian mountains, turning the hurricane into a blizzard. in the middle of that storm in elkins, west virginia. >> reporter: here in the mountains of west virginia, the snow is continuing to fall. the snow is not over here. possibly 10" on the ground just in town. estimated one to three feet at higher elevations up in the mound mountains. it's a very wet, heavy snow. what that means is as it weighs down the power lines and the tree s trees, you get power outages. it is estimated there are upwards of 150,000 people in west virginia who are going without power. but the problems go beyond the lack of power. the lack of power means that you can't pump gas. gas stations here, for instance in elkins is shut down right now. you can't fuel up your truck or car. there's no food because
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businesses are closed. they have no power. and it's very difficult to get out of town anyway. the road conditions are such that last night police had to rescue people off of a highway north of here. those people -- there were so many people stuck on that highway that they actually had to scramble to improvise some temporary shelters just as a police place for those people to go. the storm is not over. it's not expected to end here the snow till the end of the day. power restoration will take some time even after that point. back to you. >> meteorologist jeff giardelli of cbs 4 joins us. he is tracking the storm. >> moving over pennsylvania moving very slowly to the west. as we take a look at the radar, can you see it's an expansive storm. good news is that the worst is now over. heavy snow will continue to pile up into the mountains of west
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virginia. 90-mile-an-hour wind gusts yesterday. today we'll see nothing like that at all. wind gusts to maybe 50 and 60 miles an hour. certainly the threat for coastal flooding is diminishing. places like long island we could still see two to three feet of storm surge flooding at times of high tide. this is the worst storm we've seen in centuries in this part of the country. we broke the lowest pressure records and obviously those storm surge records we've been talking about. what's going to be happening now over the next 24 hours is heavy snow will continue to pile up in the mountains of west virginia. we're also going to see a couple of inches of wet snow in places like ohio that never see snow. this time of year in the mountains of pennsylvania we'll also see some snowfall. very gradually, this will be winding down over the next couple of days. very slowly and eventually moving out. it's going to take some time for the storm to move out. the worst impacts are now over. that's good news. >> jeff at its worst, did it
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exceed our expectations? >> reporter: you know i think we knew this was going to happen. it was hard, though to imagine it in our minds, that this would really be the outcome. we did expect this kind of outcome. but to actually see it in pictures and to see what the folks in the northeast are going through is very tough to see. and i have to tell you it was forecast very well. how do you prepare for something this bad that people have never seen, or at least we haven't seen in centuries across the northeast. >> jeff thank you. craig fugate with the federal emergency management agency monitoring the storm at the fema national headquarters in washington. good morning. >> good morning. >> what's the most important thing for us to know from your standpoint? >> one, if you are not in an area of immediate danger stay inside, off the roads. we still have dangerous conditions. the other thing is last night president obama talking to the
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governor s governors of new jersey and new york granted a major presidential disaster declaration in addition to previous assistance to ensure that all resources are being made available to governors. we are very much in a response situation. as you pointed out, this is not over. we are not talking about recovery. we are still talking about loif safety operations and working with the governors' teams to get resources in there as they've requested them. >> let's talk about those search and rescue teams. where are you deploring your resources now? >> teams were moving yesterday. primarily right now we're assisting in new jersey, along some of the coastal communities. this is a rapidly changing situation. as you point out, we are very closely linked up with west virginia about the snow and what may be needed there as well as additional rainfall and flooding. so, really the heavy hit areas of new york city and new jersey coast last night topped a lot of
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requests. we so more of these impacts come in. >> what can you tell us about these reports in ber gechlt n county, new jersey where people are on the roofs of their homes? have you been made aware of those reports? >> yeah. whoa know that there was a levee breach. this is all very preliminary. we know that there was a levee breach being reported. we know that there were several thousand homes that were flooded, water levels of six feet or greater. new jersey and other teams were responding in those areas. we have other reports that we are monitoring. but we are working with and are embedded with the state teams. as they need additional resources, bringing those in as quickly as we can. our lead role is to support the search and rescue operations, u.s. coast guard. we also have local teams, mutual aid, search and rescue teams we've sent in to support this response. >> craig, what's been the biggest surprise to you so far in this storm?
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>> unfortunately it hasn't been a surprise. it's been what we were looking at. you hoped it wasn't going to be this bad. but i think what we've seen is this storm surge was going to be one of the biggest threats. i think that was one of the things that people needed to understand. unfortunately, it did happen. >> craig fugate thank you. earlier, we heard from jim axelrod, that new york university medical center had to evacuate patients last night, losing power and emergency generators failed. dr. jon lapook was there. god good morning. >> god morningod morning, charlie. i got there late last night. the lobby was filled with doctors, nurses firemen, police trying to get people out of the hospital. they've gotten all but 50 out. that included kids neonatal icu kids. four of them were intubated.
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when i got there, they were being brought out, bagged manually. one was a 29-week-old premature baby, swaddled with a small face mask. >> this nurse was carrying this premature baby and doing some of the -- >> absolutely. >> how could this happen in a hospital like this one of new york's premiere hospitals, that generators fail? >> i found out, and i think this is really news. there were two generators. there was a primary backup generator that was on the roof. then there was a secondary backup generator that was at a lower level. what happened was the flood came in. it took out the secondary backup generator. the problem was that the pump that was lower down that sent fuel up to that primary backup generator on the roof that got flooded. so it ran out of fuel. >> just for a moment transporting patients like this from one place to another -- >> it's extraordinary. i went up the staircase.
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you're talking about 15 18 floors of very narrow staircase. they were being brought down one by one. it took a long time to get them around the corner. and they were brought down in sleds, almost like with mountain climbing gear that grappling arm that hooked on to the side to stop them from falling down. >> they must have had extraordinary anxiety. >> i saw it in their eyes, you could see it. i was extremely impressed with the coordination and professionalism of the rescue effort there. the nurses the doctors, everybody really kept everything under control. and this is what they're used to doing, responding to emergencies. everybody kept their cool. >> dr. jon dense fog to start the day if you are heading around the bay area, watch out. very thick in spots visibilities less than quarter mile. fog continues. looks like it will break up throughout the morning hours and by the afternoon lots of sunshine. 40s and 50s right now.
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toward the afternoon hours, should be warm but a little cooler than yesterday, plan on highs in the mid- to upper 70s warmest spots inland, 60s at the coastline. and 60s and 70s inside the bay. chance of rain returns late tomorrow. new jersey governor chris christie had been dealing with sandy nonstop. he called residents who wouldn't evacuate stupid and selfish. and criticized the mayor who said they could stay. >> i wish he would do his job. it would make life easier or get the hell out of the way. >> he will be asked about the damage in his state and the danger of mixed messages. power station explodes and a chunk of new york city goes dark. john miller takes us along as the nypd responds to a historic emergency on "cbs this morning."
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this neighborhood was evacuated before the storm. and here is why. sandy knocked down utility poles and pushed around some of those cars as well. wow, this is the same neighborhood where an overnight fire destroyed it eded dozens of homes. >> incredible isn't it? >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." incredible devastation. wish those families the best. >> superstorm sandy provided too much for the historic hollywood
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ship causing the hms bounty to take on water. we'll show the dramatic rescue of more than a dozen sailer. >> when we come back new jersey governor chris christie on the job that he and so many others face cleaning up his state. your local news is next.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. in the headlines, a san jose house fire may have started with an explosion a little over an hour ago, five people displaced by the fire. it's on linda flores street in san jose. there was one minor injury from that fire. giselle esteban is in line for 25 years in jail. she has been found guilty of first-degree murder for the killing of nursing student michelle le in case of jealousy. don't plan to fly to new york city today. hundreds of bay area flights to the east coast have been canceled all because of the super storm sandy. call your airline about specific flights. a number if not all have been canceled. traffic and weather coming up after the break.
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good morning. first, a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on. we got delays just your usual commute right now heading into san francisco. backed up for about 20 minutes. to the peninsula now northbound 101 approaching rangdorf. we have an accident blocking one lane. foggy across the bay area. with more on that here's lawrence. >> some of that dense fog continues until 9:00 it morning but in the valleys some of them anyway some nice clear skies from our mount vaca cam. should be a great day ahead. we are going to see more of that as we look toward the afternoon. still starting out with some dense fog, some of the visibilities less than a quarter mile. 40s and 50s now, by the afternoon mostly sunny and very mild. mid- to upper 70s inland, 60s and 70s around the bay and 60s at the coast. stormy on wednesday with showers to the north bay by evening. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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welcome back to cbs"cbs this morning" as we continue our coverage of superstorm sandy. three northern new jersey towns were flooded this morning, reportedly after a levee gave way. hundreds of people are being evacuated. >> one more problem for new jersey governor chris christie to worry about. he is with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. good morning, norah. >> report to us, please how new jersey is doing this morning and what is the size of the loss? >> well, charlie, it's a major disaster in new jersey. and, you know i've gone through irene, the october snow storm, the blizzard in 2010. this is, by far, the worst thing we've gone through. we have 2.4 million people or households, rather without
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power, over 200 state roads closed. it wasn't actually a levee. it was a berm and the berm was overwhelmed by the tidal surge that came up the raritan bay. we are in the process of rescue rescuing people from moonachie, in middlesex county rescuing people from their homes not from river flooding but tidal surge from the bays. not even to mention what's happened on the jersey coastline, which i think in the long run will be the part of the state that's the most devastate ed ed. you saw the scenes yesterday from up and down our coast. new jersey, obviously, this is where it came onshore. i think the state of new jersey took it in the neck worse than any other state. it's going to take us a while to dig out from under it but we will dig out from under it. >> many people waking up now to all the damage. can you calculate how much loss there's been? >> not yet, norah.
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i'm hoping to get up in helicopters this afternoon. we can't go up this morning. the wind withs are still, in new jersey, 40 50 miles per hour. it's unsafe for us to go up in helicopters now. i'm hoping to do that this afternoon, is yoursurvey the damage of the jersey shore and flooding in the northern state. new york new jersey people without power, a large number of people without power in jersey city because substations around the newark bay have been flooded because of the tidal surge. we have a lot of work to do. so assessing the damage right now. it's a little too early to tell. let me just say this. it certainly will be more than irene. >> between local, state and federal cooperation has been exemplary? >> excellent. i was on the phone the third time yesterday with the president of the united states. he called me at midnight last night to check in on how things
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were going as he was seeing reports of how bad things were in new jersey. he accelerated the major disaster declaration in new jersey without the usual red tape. i can't thank the president enough for that. signed that this morning. so i have to say this. the cooperation has been great with fema here on the ground and our intelligence center and the cooperation from the president of the united states has been outstanding. he deserves great credit. >> what's your worst fear at this moment? >> my worst fear at this moment, charlie, is loss of life for the people who have been flooded and the people who did not heed my warning to evacuate the coast coastline. we are now in the midst of having at least a dozen urban search and rescue teams span out across the state in the most affected areas trying to make sure that anyone who is still in harm's way gets out of harm's way. i have great sympathy and concern to those folks. i wish they had listened to the order, but they didn't. now we have to go in now -- the sun has come up in new jersey. we need to try to go in and rescue them.
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that's my biggest concern. the rest of it charlie, will be digging out from under it. that will take time and cost some money. if we save lives, that's one thing that's irrow placeable. >> there are reports that 80% of atlantic city is under water. you have been sharply critical of the mayor there, blaming him for the trapped residents. is that how you feel again this morning? >> first off norah, yes, it is. but i also have great sympathy as i said and concern for the people who listened to the wrong message and mixed messages. i signed an order, ordering evacuation of atlantic city. for some reason the mayor told folks that they could shelter in city shelters as a last resort. we sent 75 buses, new jersey transit buses down to atlantic city to move people out of there. many people said to us no the mayor said we could stay here. those are the kind of mixed messages that at the worst moment could cost lives. i'm upset about it. what i am is much more concerned for the folks who are still
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trapped in atlantic city. >> governor, why doupg you think the mayor said that? >> i don't know. >> you don't know? >> i don't know, charlie. listen, we ordered the evacuation of atlantic city during irene as well. irene did not have the devastation on the coastline that sandy did. i don't know whether he thought that we were, you know -- you know, being chicken little here. but we knew that this was a real potential problem. and i always err on the side of saving human lives. whether he thought this was not going to happen i don't know. everything the national weather service was telling us that this storm was going to land and it was going to land very close to atlantic city with unprecedented power. i don't know why he did what he did. >> governor christie we know how busy you and your team are this morning. we wish you all the best and thank you for your time. >> norah, charlie, thank you very much. we appreciate all the outreach we've gotten from other folks around the country. and new jersey is a tough place. we'll dig out from under it and we'll be back. >> thank you, governor.
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>> thank you. emergency workers have been coping with all kinds of situations during this storm. john miller went for a ride with some of them. he will show us what the nypd is up against on "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] the next generation of investing technology is now within your grasp with the e-trade 360 investing dashboard. e-trade 360 is the world's first investing homepage that shows you where all your investments are and what they're doing with free streaming quotes, news, analysis and even your trade ticket. everything exactly the way you want it, all on one page. transform your investing with the e-trade 360 investing dashboard. when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast i need all the help i can get. that's why i like nutella. mom, what's the capital of west virginia? charleston. nutella is a delicious
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massive storm like sandy which flooded major roadways and left millions without power is a huge challenge for police and other emergency personnel. >> senior correspondent john miller is at the nypd joint operations center. good morning >> reporter: good morning. we are here in the nypd's joint operation center. this place has been the hub of coordination all night. extraordinarily busy and very challenging night. there are a handful of people dead. there are others missing. they are in assessment mode
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really right now trying to do the damage assessment citywide. we know many many people are without power. we know that waters surged into streets. some of that is starting to recede now. of course power lines are down overnight. east river hudson river, both overflowing at different points. and through the night, as you drove through the city listen to the police radio, and remember, for much of lower manhattan, driving through pitch blackness, you heard the rescue calls of stranded cars people trapped in their vehicles, people trapped in their homes. the worst hit, of course, outer boroughs. we went out with truck one, the s.w.a.t. team and the rescue squad of the nypd as they patrolled manhattan. a night of water rescues and darkness. by the time emergency service truck one rolled out for the late shift the rescue calls were already stacking up from
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911. most of the calls involved submerged cars. east river crested its banks and seemed to rush down the streets whipped by the winds. >> it is going to get worse but our department prepares and our unit trains for things like this all the time. we are ready for it no matter what. >> reporter: the winds seemed to suck plate glass windows out of the upper floors of a high-rise hotel. one of the officers crawled out on a ledge to get the plate glass before it fell 23 stories to the street. while wirp out with the police checking on the deteriorating streets, we heard a boom. then another boom. the power substation along the east river lit up the night sky with two bright fiery explosions. for 20 blocks crews were out in force but the loss of electricity meant no calls for the emergency squad. now not just for people stuck in
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cars but people with no power people stuck in elevators, too. >> we are back with commissioner raymond kelly. where are we in the assessment? >> that's exactly what we are doing. we are assessing. we are still very much concerned about areas in staten island and rockaway, brooklyn coney island. as you said, there's no power in manhattan south of 34. obviously very serious concerns. we don't have our helicopters in the air to give us a better assessment. that's because of the wind gusts. we are trying to get our launches back in the area. to give us a sense of what's happening. so -- we are -- we are -- very much in assessment mode. looking for where we should put our resources. >> the worst hit areas outside of the blackout and lower manhattan are these outer boroughs staten island garrison beach brooklyn,
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rockaways. what can we expect to find there today? >> well we -- people will be stranded. we understand that. that's what we are geared to do now. search and find people. we are still in their homes and trying to get them out. we only found six people who have been killed. unfortunately we think that number will go up. we are looking, again, to work closely with another agency fire department, ems, to effect the search. >> yesterday as we stood here we talked about what was being done to evacuate that area. and at the same time, we were getting reports back that not a lot of people particularly rockaway getting on the buses, did people just decide that they could stay and that this was going to be all right? >> well, that's exactly what
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hurricane sandy. we will look at the loss of that ship and the loss of life, on "cbs this morning."
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super storm sandy paralyzed travel and land in the airport. millions of people flight cancellations are rippling around the world. >> reporter: good morning. the storm has caused the cancellation of 14,000 flights across the country. here at the nation's busiest airport, 300 flights have been canceled so far. 70% of the flights that come through here connect to other destinations that's having a huge ripple effect nationwide. from delaware maryland the pennsylvania, new york massachusetts, the northeast is at a transportation standstill. hurricane saenld's effect is being felt at airports across the country. lewis miller is the director of atlanta's airport. >> the northeast is a large population base. there's a lot of travel there. that has an impact on travel not only across the entire united states and worldwide. >> reporter: all flights london's heathrow airport and
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eastern seaboard were canceled. at new york's three major airports alone, more than 3100 flights have already been grounded. and the normally crowded skies over the northeast were empty as thousands of aircraft were moved out of the storm's path. ground travel fared no better. flood waters rushed into the brooklyn battery tunnel and inundated commuter rail lines in new jersey. washington's union station was a ghost town after amtrak suspended service along its busy northeast corridor. which carries almost 74,000 passengers daily. the rail carrier said it was unsure when normal service could resume. they will be looking to make sure that there is -- no cracks there are no debris sitting on the rails. that there is no loss of electricity. >> reporter: airports must undergo similar measures. >> reinspect the car to make sure everything works. so they are ready to get that airport open as quickly as they can. >> reporter: delta airlines, which is headquartered here, and
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the scene of a house fire, near >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it is 7:56. i'm frank mallicoat. get get you caught up with some bay area headlines right now. crews are on the scene of a house fire in alum rock park in san jose. firefighters called to linda flores street this morning around 6 a.m. after reports of an explosion in the neighborhood there. one person was treated for minor injuries. that monster storm on the east coast has forced the cancellation of more flights including many out of bay area's three airports. travelers are advised to call the airline to check the flight status. many have been postponed or called off. traffic and weather coming right up.
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be careful. we hear about about thick fog on the golden gate bridge. visibility is an issue from marin to san francisco. again, this is a live look at milpitas. 880 and 237 a little difficult to see but it is stop and go as you as you make your way out of milpitas on 237 heading towards san jose. and we are still watching this accident still blocking one lane in mountain view northbound 101 approaching rangedorf avenue. 280 is a better alternate. lawrence has the forecast. >> dense fog the concern this morning around the bay area toward pleasanton, even some clouds out there some gray skies. but soon filled with plenty of sunshine as we head toward the afternoon. a little chilly in spots, 40s and 50s we are seeing delays at sfo of over an hour on arriving flights because of low clouds. this afternoon 60s a few 70s around the bay. mid- to upper 70s in some of the valleys and 60s at the coast. next couple of days wouldn't you know it? a chance of rain as we head into the evening hours in the north bay on halloween, showers continuing on thursday. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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♪ ♪ good morning. it is 8:00 a.m. and welcome back to "cbs this morning." super storm sandy is not done with us yet. we'll follow the path of the storm and show you some of the hardest hit areas. and a piece of hollywood history, the "hms bounty" sank in the storm. we'll show you how most of the crew made it to safety. first, here is a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." >> sandy made landfall south of atlantic city 15 hours ago, and just in the last hour or so, the skies have finally started to clear. >> but to the east coast, it's getting to see the full devastation of super storm sandy. >> last night at its height
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670,000 customers without power. a con ed spokesperson says this is the single largest outage in history. >> unfortunately it has president been the surprise it's what we've been looking at. we were hoping it wasn't going to be this bad. >> this is by far the worst we've gone through. >> officials here in ocean city said all along that their biggest worry is flooding. >> here in these mountainous areas of west virginia, the snow continues to fall. >> here in the nypd joint operations center, they are in assessment mode really right now, trying to do the damage assessment citywide. >> sandy knocked down trees and utility poles. >> we're in the middle of hurricane sandy. we have no studio aud bens. but, by god, we have quite a show for you tonight. thank you very much for joining us here in the ed sullivan shelter. >> i'm chary rose with gayle
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king and norah o'donnell. millions of people along the east coast are seeing the damage from super storm sandy. it is now responsible for at least 17 deaths. >> forecasters told us that 17 would be historic and it was. we begin with jim axelrod in new york city. >> reporter: the first thing we can report on this tuesday morning is that high tide has come here in battery park lower manhattan, and the water out there, the hudson river, new york harbor where it's mixing has not reached the wall has not come over. and that was a big concern here for emergency management officials as the next high tide after hurricane sandy had made landfall. the big concern was whether or not there would be another breach. there has not been this morning. as i say, good news. why? that water, having come over last night, record storm surge of nearly 14 feet. that is what caused the bulk of the problems in manhattan. there are about a quarter
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million people without power in manhattan. why? because that water came over the wall and got into electrical substations and power stations and knocked out service. so all of new york island south of 34th street is without power right now. the subway systems in new york are flooded out. they could take as much as a week to be back online. it could take as much as a week to have this power situation sorted out in lower manhattan. yesterday when i spoke to new york's police commissioner ray kelly, he said this was his biggest worry. it came true. jim axelrod, cbs news new york. sandy is turning out to be an unexpected fact in the election. bill plante is at the white house. bill good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning. even with sandy bearing down on millions of east coast voters the president tried to squeeze in one last campaign stop
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yesterday in florida, didn't quite make it. then he got back here and he met with his emergency managers and with reporters. he urged americans to pull together and look out for one another. >> we set aside whatever issues we may have otherwise to make sure we respond appropriately and with swiftness. that's exactly what i anticipate will happen here. >> reporter: the president's return from the campaign trail allowed him to appear above politics just a week before the election meeting with advisors receiving briefings in the situation room. >> what's the impact on the election, sir? >> i'm not worried at this point about the impact on the election. >> reporter: elsewhere the campaign was well under way. >> i know you're expecting the real president. he's doing the job the president should be doing. >> reporter: vice president joe biden kept up the fight against governor romney focusing on an
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ad the romney campaign is airing in ohio which claims that mr. obama -- >> sold chrysler to italians who were going to build jeeps in china. >> it's an absolutely patently false assertion. >> reporter: we will see the president again today at some point to talk about the storm. overnight he called new york governor andrew cuomo, new jersey governor chris christie and new york mayor michael bloomberg. he also signed disaster declarations for new york and new jersey. as for the campaign, well it's still on hold. the president, however, remains visible. still with the race as close as it is, there's going to be a lot of catching up to do in the last few days before the election and nobody really knows how that's going to work. charlie, norah, gayle? >> one week from today we'll know. thank you bill plante. governor mitt romney is shifting his schedule because of the storm. jan crawford is in cleveland covering the romney campaign and joins us with the latest. jan, hello. >> reporter: good morning.
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governor romney canceled all his campaign rallies today, several scheduled here in ohio and in iowa. instead he's going to be doing within the hour a disaster relief event. he's encouraging people to bring supplies and donations. that will be here in ohio. his running mate paul ryan will be doing a similar event in wisconsin. romney was briefed by fema homeland security, the weather service. he encouraged crowds in iowa to come together to say this storm is a time for people to put politics aside. >> the damage will probably be significant and, of course, a lot of people will be out of power for a long time. hopefully your thoughts and prayers will join with mine and people across the country as you think about those folks in harm's way. >> reporter: earlier in the day in northern ohio romney struck a somber tone. >> a lot of people are enduring some very difficult times. our hearts and our prayers go to them as we think about how tough it's going to be there. >> reporter: he also asked supporters to help those along
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the east coast with donations to organizations like the red cross. but the storm is taking romney off the trail at a critical time after a rise in poll numbers and surging momentum. he canceled rallies in swing states like ohio iowa wisconsin, new jersey and virginia states where a bipartisan message could appeal to independents and the few remaining undecided voters. with the hurricane lashing the east coast, romney toned down his criticism of the president. but he also continued to push a theme that if elected, he would reach across the aisle. >> i'll meet regularly with democrat leadership republican leadership, work for the common interest of the people of america, put the interest of the people ahead of the interest of the politicians. >> reporter: cleveland took a real hit from this storm's very high winds last night. wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour. this morning more than 100,000 people without power. we actually saw last night in this storm a woman being picked up as she was trying to cross the street and thrown to the
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ground. several people rushed to struggle to help her get up. this morning schools are closed roads are closed. the airport is closed until at least noon. again, with many people without power, who knows if some of these rallies would have been able to come off anyway. that weather affecting you in ohio. with us is cbs news political director john dickerson. good morning. >> good morning, norah. do we know how this storm may affect voting? the election is just one week from today. >> it's got things in this public pause. that will probably start to end at the end of today and both campaigns will kind of be fully back up tomorrow although comments will still be moderated a little bit. i think at the moment the assessment is they lost time on the campaign trail which is a crucial organizational benefit. when the main guys are running on the trail, that's more powerful than if surrogates show up. the key thing to watch will be ohio where jan is.
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because if people aren't able to go to those early voting places that's one day lost in the crucial place to bank those votes early. >> how and when does each candidate resume their campaign schedule without appearing to be insensitive during this time? >> that's the balance they're trying to make right now. you heard governor romney say nobody wants to put the personal political above the american people, trying to make that bipartisan pitch. both of them are sensitive, don't want to look political at this moment. the campaigns have been kicking themselves under the table. you heard the fight in ohio over the car bailout. the campaigns are still going on. they just don't want to let it bubble up to the surface. i think basically by tomorrow morning, we'll be back into full swing here. this is a frantic time for both campaigns. so a pause is something they want to get over with fast. >> john, you have written that this storm touches on what this campaign from the beginning has been about. >> that's right. this is about the roll of
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government, what it's for. whether there's enough money to do the job that it's supposed to do. it is a serious question of what we ask the federal government to do. are either campaigns going to take that and try to make an argument about it on the stump? it doesn't seem like that's going to be the case based on my reporting this morning. the president is not going to make a larger argument about this is why we need to fund the federal government. mitt romney has talked about
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ship captain is missing this morning. he was lost with along with a piece of hollywood history. the hms bounty's final voyage from connecticut to florida ended in a real-life drama on the high seas. >> the ship was caught off the coast of north carolina by hurricane sandy moving up the eastern seaboard. >> first survivors coming out on a traffic. >> reporter: in the middle night scramble of their lives the crew was forced to abandon ship and
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clamor aboard life rafts. >> there's one more person in the raft. >> reporter: this after a power failure shut down pumps vital keeping her aploetd. two hours later, 14 of them were lifted to a coast guard helicopter. saved one at a time. the rescued swimmers battled 10 to 30-foot waves. >> pretty big. size of the building. >> reporter: shown in this youtube video, was later recovered and pronounced dead. melissa norris sailed with christian on the bounty this past summer. >> so full of life. never met anybody like chris before. all i can say is he's amazing. the most prespirited person i ever met in my life. >> reporter: still missing, captain robert wallbridge. the ship's owner said wallbridge was trying to avoid the storm.
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>> he was heading way out east to stay way from it. he has been captain for over 20 years. nobody knows her better than him. >> he knew what he was doing. very caring. very compassionate. everyone loved trusted him. >> reporter: in recent years, the bounty was owned by a foundation dedicated to keeping alive the thrill of tall ships. she was a piece of hollywood magic. built in the 1962 movie "mutiny on the bounty." she still took an occasional star turn. "pirates of the caribbean dead man's chest." her real life ending and the rescue of her crew was a final act as dramatic as anything hollywood could have imagined. she was made to bring alive adventures of the sea for millions of moviegoers. now that same sea claimed her.
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for "cbs this morning," barry peterson, loss possible what's incredible about the story is not just the loss of the great boat. but the bravery of the people that go down in heavy seas to do this kind of rescue. not just during storms like this. but every day. >> the coast guard is an incredible group of people. rescue of most of the crew. >> coast guard and the other stories, other first responders firefighters, the police officers. even the doctors who went into that hospital. amazing, amazing work. >> at a time like this we appreciate what they do. >> we do. absolutely right about that. it will be days before we know the full extent of the storm damage. millions of people just need to get the lights back on. we will show you how long that could take on "cbs this morning." only six degrees separate the body
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i come out and say well so much for the drought. >> that would have been a funny opening right there. >> whole different perspective when you sit here reading them. >> you don't get any reaction. >> no. that's about right. >> looks like he took -- nasty fall. alan, are you all right? >> maybe one of you [ bleep ] could have told me we were doing a show today! >> the storm stopped the presidential campaign so at least some good has come of it. >> no one there to laugh. >> welcome to the world we know. >> that's right. the show must go on for david letterman. it goes on. >> david letterman did the late show without an audience last night because no one could get to the ed sullivan theater. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> sandy may be slowly dying down but many people are still very anxious. storm of this magnitude can take
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everybody. 8:25 your time. let's get you updated with some bay area headlines now. a judge is expected to make a final decision today on whether victims of the san bruno pipeline explosion can sue pg&e for punitive damages. san mateo county judge tentatively decided against the utility. more than 350 people have filed lawsuits over the deadly explosion in 2010. new effort under way to limit the power of san francisco's sheriff ross mirkarimi. the city's district attorney george gascon says he is now drafting a law that would prevent mirkarimi from handling any domestic violence cases, this after the sheriff turned down a suggestion from the d.a. that he recuse himself from those cases voluntarily. and the woman who killed nursing student michelle le is
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now convicted of first-degree murder. prosecutors argued giselle esteban planned the attack on her former friend le for months. they say she blamed the san mateo woman for wrecking a relationship with her ex- boyfriend. esteban faces 25 years in jail. traffic and weather and weather on this tuesday coming up right after the break.
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1 3 the fog is thick in spots. we are following a couple of accident including eastbound 237. westbound commute direction is
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stop and go as well from milpitas to san jose. this accident is eastbound 237 in sunnyvale. >> also following a couple of other crashes southbound 680 by highway 84 one lane is blocked. brake lights before that accident and look at highway 4. slow out of antioch all the way towards concord. westbound lanes of highway 4 approaching railroad. there is an accident there still blocking one lane. chp is on scene. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> we have dense fog showing up around the bay area this morning. it will lift though and by the afternoon, we are seeing the entire bay bridge looking good in the latter part of the day. the temperatures right now a little cool in spots, 40s in parts of the north bay, 50s elsewhere. this afternoon that sunshine should warm these numbers up very nicely mid- to upper 70s the hottest spots inland. you will see a lot of 60s and 70s around the bay and 60s and fog at the coast. tomorrow a storm system does move in. clouds increasing throughout the day, chance of showers in the evening in the north bay, then spreading across the rest of the bay area on halloween night. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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>> when you went to college you were premed. >> that was the first joke. >> plus lisa welchel. >> wednesday is our biggest halloween ever. >> and that's the truth. >> live on cbs. ♪ >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." millions of people are waking up to a harsh reality. superstorm sandy knocked out their power and some could be in the dark for ten days or longer. good morning. >> good morning. we are standing outside of a home here in arlington where the high winds from hurricane sandy toppled the 70-foot oak tree and sent it crashing into the second
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story of this home. we have spoken to the home owner and he's okay. he is the only one that was at home. but this is the scene that is facing thousands of homeowners that they wake up this morning and as these downed trees, power lines, and floods cut the electric power to 7.3 million homes. impact ranges from north carolina to here in virginia to new york city. where the most dramatic scene unfolded last night. the video is eerily quiet. but the explosion was described as deafening. bright blue flashes came from the lower east side of manhattan where the power company, con edison reported the storm blew out a transformer leaving parts of the city blacked out. on twitter, one new yorkers wrote everything went dark and i mean dark. another said lights out, manhattan, creepy. con edison called it the largest storm related outage in its history. the mayor of new york is michael bloomberg. >> we are seeing a large number of fires caused by downed wires on electrical problems relating
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to outages. >> reporter: two new york hospitals lost power and had to evacuate patients. at least one lost the use of its elevators. in 13 states the lights went out for more than 6 million families. leaving a lot of work ahead for utility crews up and down the eastern seaboard. >> as soon as it is safe for the crews to go out we will go out and work around the clock. >> reporter: in washington and maryland, crews cannot go to work until winds are below 35 miles per hour. another concern are the reinforcements coming from all over the country to help. because the damage is so widespread that there aren't enough crews to go around. >> there remains about 15,000 requests from a variety of utility for crews unfulfilled. i don't think anybody has the resources they want to get the repairs back on. >> reporter: there is some good news this morning in that the storm wind in many areas have died down just enough for some of the restoration work to begin already. however the power companies here
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are warning their customers it will take days and for many weeks, before the power is fully restored. >> wyatt andrews, thank you. more million of those blackouted homes and businesses are in new jersey. elaine, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we are getting our first look at the damage in allenhurst. behind me is debris that was actually pushed by the ocean several blocks away. this road where i'm standing right now was a river and this right here is just one example of how powerful this storm was. superstorm sandy barrelled through more than 100 miles of new jersey's coast side. sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. snapping power lines lit up the skies and high winds ripped down trees. roughly 2 million people are without power in the state. the emergency calls came in
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quickly in the coastal community of allenhurst. >> a lot of wires still hanging. trees are in precarious situations. >> fire captain john hansen began surveying the damage just after the storm made landfall. >> definitely the worst i've ever seen here. >> other communities are probably much worse off than others. >> in seabright, waves breached the sea wall. water rushed down roads hours before high tide. the board walk in spring lake was swallowed by eight to ten-foot waves. we saw the force of the storm firsthand. last night, cbs news had a temporary office at this waterfront restaurant in allenhurst. waves, some higher than 16 feet pounded against it as the storm arrives. as water began leaking, police chief ordered us to evacuate. minutes after we left powerful wave s
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waves crashed into the restaurant. residents in allenhurst are just beginning to come back to their homes. their homes do not have power and officials say it could be days, perhaps weeks before it's restored. >> elaine quijano, thanks. let's go south to atlantic city and check in again with jeff glor. jeff? >> charlie, good morning. a staggering 14 inches of rain has fallen here in atlantic city since sunday. at one point we were told more than 80% of the city was under water. much of it has receded. rescues took place into the night. we watched as rescues took place. governor chris christie continues ripping the mayor of atlantic city this morning, saying he didn't do enough to ensure that residents got out. across the northeast, more than 7 million people remain without power and, as you know the flood threat will remain for days. but here in atlantic city at least, the skies have changed markedly in just the past hour
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or so. the worst of sandy appears to be over. charlie, norah? >> thank you, jeff glor. >> some of sandy's victims are dealing with blizzard conditions. we'll go back to west virginia where several feet of snow is falling in some areas there.
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more snow falling in the appalachian mountains thanks to superstorm sandy. tree limbs and power lines are falling, too. let's go back to anna warner in elkins, west virginia. anna? >> we have about maybe six or more inches on the ground here where we are in elkins one to three feet estimated at the higher elevations this morning. and the consequence of all that wet, heavy snow falling is power outages. it's weighing down power lines, weighing down trees and now an
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estimated 150,000 people in west virginia have no power and the snow continues to fall. >> overnight plows try to keep up with heavy snow and winds that blue cross the roads. it was already too late for deliveryman gary adkins. >> there was a truck stopped that got sideways kind of in front of me. when i went to slow down my truck went sideways and there was no stopping. >> that was it? >> that was it. over in a sec. >> reporter: one traffic accident fatality in the state was blame edd on the storm as blizzard conditions swept in monday evening. it only got worse overnight with predictions of six or more inches in towns like elkins and one to three feet at the highest elevations. snowshoe ski resort expects two feet of snow. power outages follow the snow as trees and power lines snapped. >> with the heavy snowfall you
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can anticipate some downed trees. when that happens, you just can't go out and effectively remove snow. you have to deal with the downed trees. >> reporter: the storm is coating parts of seven states in an early winter blanket from north carolina up through western pennsylvania. west virginia governor earl ray tomblin urged people to be prepared for days without electricity or supply. >> i also would encourage people to get supplies food water, batteries, candles and so forth, enough to do for a couple of days. don't want anyone to panic. at the same time you should be prepared for this storm. >> reporter: just to give you an idea, in the afternoon yesterday, this was completely clear. now you're about maybe -- well up above ankle depth here in snow. and this is what road crews are having to try to keep up with. overnight, they had to close down a highway north of here because they just can't clear this much snow quickly enough.
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police actually had to evacuate stuck travelers off the road and scramble to find a shelter for them to go to. back to you. >> anna warner there with those incredible pictures and reporting. thank you. sandy's impact stretches for more than 1,000 miles from new england and seth doane is in newport, rhode island. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. people were up here early this morning on downtown newport, rhode island, taking a look at the damage moving sand bags trying to get that first peek. we found some folks weren't willing to wait for daylight. the water receded just enough for stephen coyne to get his first look at the shoe store he has owned here for four years. >> it's not the easiest thing to look at clearly. >> reporter: he figures at one point -- >> we were hit -- water came up here. >> reporter: about a foot and a half of water had flooded
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inside. >> i've never seen what we have today. >> reporter: earlier last night, he snapped this photo of his store. the yellow building surrounded by floodwaters. >> i just couldn't get to the building. that was the frustrating part. now that i'm here i know what i have to deal with. >> reporter: as the hurricane blew ashore in newport, we found jim violet worrying about his livelihood at the state pier. >> losing money every day. it hurts. >> reporter: he doubled the number of lines he used to tie down his boat. after all, if anything happened he would be out of business. >> and there's a ripple effect too. >> absolutely. my suppliers, to their customers, my crew. everybody depends on the fuel we supply, buy fuel from. everybody. >> everything went upstairs. >> reporter: back at stephen coyne's shop he discovered most of his merchandise was safe up on the second floor. just in case he decided to put the sand bags back out front.
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and we've seen stephen here moving those sand bags again this morning. i asked him when he hoped to open. he said he hoped to open up for business later today. i looked at him kind of quizically. he said, look i'm a small business. i can't afford to stay closed. while we've been here people have been opening their shops. martha came to open her chocolate shop behind me to find water inside boxes that revealed about a foot of water had been inside. certainly a tough morning for many people coming back to their businesses here. >> seth doane, thank you. a terrible fire in a seaside town. in the rockaway section of the city -- >> breezy point, queens. take a look. we can see the destruction that this storm has left. take a look at these homes here. they actually look like they were brought up and then brought back down. residents here are checking on their homes, checking on their
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families. this is an evacuated zone but many residents chose to stay. firefighters have been battling a six-alarm fire. 200 firefighters trying to put out fires at 50 homes and right now 10 homes are still burning. thankfully, we're hearing no injuries reported at that fire. these firefighters have been working at this since 11:00 last night. the flooding has made it difficult to get to the blaze and also there's been issues with water. they're trying to find water sources and they've been working through the storm and also through the aftermath. just one more look here. breezy point, queens total instruction. tons of homes. damaged cars moved by the floodwaters and people now returning to their homes, trying to check out the damage. many leaving in tears. that's the story from here in breezy point. back to you in the studio. >> that's incredible. the national guard had to go
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help many of the people there because of the water and the fire that took out maybe 50 homes. just incredible. >> it seems just when you think it can't get worse, then there's a fire on top of all of this. very very sad. sandy has been overwhelming in many ways all around the country. for one thing it's taking a psychic toll on people. what does that mean? dr. jon lapook helps us deal with the anxiety next on "cbs this morning."
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live shot from new york city where the crane snapped yesterday during the storm. so far still holding. people watching that closely today. superstorm sandy panic ad lot of people. dr. john lapook is back to show us why that happened and what to do about that. i have been hearing from people around the country who are safe and sound but -- glued to their tvs and say that they ju feel overwhelmed with sadness and anxious watching what other people going through. >> you know with the modern day technology we know about the events four, five days in advance and a lot of time to have anxiety. we kick into emergency mode. that's a good thing. evolution. saber tooth tiger there. adrenaline level goes up. we go exit stage left. we make it or we are killed. that whole event takes minutes. this is taking days. we just get revved up. in addition to that for some people that already have post true mat yuck stress from katrina, 9/11, this brings it
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back some is driven by the media but also politicians that want people to be fearful so they get out of the way and save lives. >> of course. you know you don't want to underpredict and you don't want to overpredict. so they are trying to get that just right. >> what can you do? >> you should watch a show like this where the attitude is measured and nothing is hyped. but when you hear somebody talking like this, there is a storm, doesn't matter what they say. if they are talking like this your adrenaline is up. i saw on the upper west side, there were people coming out of a meat store carrying what looked like half a cow. it is like a mob mentality. i think probably like -- box of cereal and a quart of milk will get you through a couple of day. >> right. >> live on the upper west side. i was many cancerying meat but one of the people that went to the store. why am i here? >> because everybody else is here. there are lines. there is a line. >> i better go get something. what do we do to feel better whether you are directly affected by it or those who are
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just watching and just feel such sadness looking at what others are going through? >> well there's three things that contribute to panic. you know one being threatened physically. one is feeling trapped. i have a friend who said you know, as soon as they said the bridges are closed, just have this feeling -- >> look at this. >> a medicine to calm down. last thing is to get through the information. if you have bad information that makes you more panicked. it is very important to also figure out for yourself how often should you be watching. probably not all day long. >> how is anxiety dangerous to your health? what does it do in terms of your body? >> your pulse goes up. it can be dangerous. during the scud missile attacks against israel a couple of years ago there was an increase in the number of heart attacks. pulse rate up, adrenaline. it can narrow the arteries. >> do you think we should be informed but not be obsessive about it? i just watched the tv nonstop yesterday.
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>> you know you shun be doing it but you do it. it is hard to stop it. i think the kind of response we have seen in new york city mayor bloomberg, has done a very good job getting out there and giving good information. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> for more of his reporting on the evacuation of new york university medical center you can go to our website. cbsnews.com. thank you again. that does it for us. i should say that we are here in the comfort of the studio and a lot of people out reporting this in the rain and in the storm, the wind. storm coverage continues throughout the day and tonight on "cbs evening "news." we lea
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald hi, everyone. good morning, 8:55 your time of. i'm frank mallicoat with your cbs 5 headlines on this tuesday. governor brown has authorized a specialized assistance to the east coast for help with the effects of hurricane sandy. members of the california national guard have already left for north carolina. total of 83 people will soon be in position close to some of the hard hit areas. they will be offering medical help and search-and-rescue capabilities. more than 14,000 flights have been canceled because of the storm. the last couple of days that includes hundreds that were scheduled to fly in and out of the bay area's three major airports at sfo alone more than 200 flights canceled since yesterday. passengers being advised now check online or by telephone and not to go to the airport if
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your flight is canceled. >> the hurricane is downgraded. it's not even a tropical storm but it's still a mess. >> going to be a mess for a couple of days across the northeast. here in the bay area, though, we have some fog outside. a little sticky in spots. pleasanton fog should lift shortly and then we'll see plenty of sunshine by the afternoon but until then, these temperatures staying cool. 40s and 50s right now. planning on 60s and 70s around the bay, mid- to upper 70s inland today and 60s coastside. next couple of days there is a storm system that rolls in toward the bay area bringing with it increasing clouds throughout the day on halloween. i think the parade for the giants will be okay but trick or treaters in the north bay could get wet in the evening hours. then the storm races across the rest of the bay area overnight. halloween night into thursday morning. all right. we'll check your "timesaver traffic" coming up next.
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good morning. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we're still watching a couple of stalls. sounds like they are on the upper deck approaching the incline. so that is not helping the morning drive. it is still backed you want into the macarthur maze. elsewhere, westbound 237, couple of different accidents this morning including one reported a motorcycle crash westbound 27 by great america parkway. apparently it's still there blocking one lane as you can see, it's still stop and go leaving milpitas and a quick check of the nimitz. so far okay heading towards downtown.
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